Nagaland Parliamentary Secretary for Municipal Affairs, R Tohanba termed the inclusion of Kohima into the Smart Cities list as "great achievement".
"We are very happy and proud to be listed for the project," he said.
He also attributed the achievement to cooperation and support of the people of state capital, including Naga Mothers' Association, Naga Students' Federation and citizens of Kohima Village under whose jurisdiction Kohima City falls.
Acknowledging Central government for selecting Kohima for the Smart City project, he expressed hope of reaching the citizens with improved infrastructure and facilities.
As part of the project each city will receive Central assistance of Rs 200 crore in the first year and Rs 100 crore over the three subsequent financial years.
State governments and respective urban local bodies will also match the Centre's contribution.
The government aims to transform about 100 cities by 2019-20.